If you own a home it is likely you have a basement or a crawlspace. In that basement or crawlspace it is also likely that you have a sump pump system installed. If you are unsure then perhaps take a look around your basement or crawlspace floor. It’s hard to miss. Look for a hole in the concrete with a pipe and a cord sticking out of it. Some look primitive and nasty and some look like a finely installed piece of equipment.
As a basement waterproofing and foundation repair specialist I can tell you first hand why you should have a proper sump system installed in your home. Your home is usually sitting in the ground anywhere from 4 to 8 feet below the grade. (A big hole was dug and your house was put in it.)
Now that the hole has been dug it is now where the water wants to go when it rains. If you like to take walks and happen to walk after it rains where do you see Puddles? In the low spots. Now that you have a below grade foundation you have created a low spot! This is the reason all homes with basements or below grade crawlspaces must have a damp proofing system installed at the time it was built.
Wait a minute? My house is below grade and I don’t have a sump pump but my basement is dry! Well you are very lucky and depending on how the house was built and the type of soils around your home your home may never suffer from a wet basement due to ground water seepage.
Having a proper sump pump system installed and connected to your existing drainage system is one of the first lines of defence against ground water seepage in your basement. Along with an interior drainage system you could achieve a perfectly dry any healthy space without any worry about your living space being damaged by water intrusion or the high levels of humidity related to ground water seepage.
If you have any questions or would like to find out how we can make your basement a more healthy space with a proper sump pump installed let us know.
We will be happy to schedule you a free no obligation inspection and written estimate.